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Lift, drag, and pitching moment of low-aspect-ratio wings at subsonic and supersonic speeds

Description: Results are presented, in graphical and tabular form, from a wind tunnel investigation of the lift, drag, and pitching moment characteristics of thin, low-aspect-ratio wings in combination with a body at Mach numbers from 0.25 to as high as 1.9. The following are analyzed and compared with existing theoretical results: 1. Effects of aspect ratio on 3-percent-thick triangular wings; 2. Effects of plan form on 3-percent-thick triangular, sweptback, and unswept wings of aspect ratios 2 and 3; 3. Effects of wing thickness on triangular wings of aspect ratio 2; 4. Effects of profile shape on triangular, sweptback, and unswept wings; and 5. Effects of camber and twist on triangular wings of aspect ratios 2 and 4.
Date: April 14, 1953
Creator: Hall, Charles F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-scale wind-tunnel tests of the longitudinal stability and control characteristics of the XV-1 convertiplane in the autorotating flight range

Description: Force and moments were measured for the XV-1 convertaplane at 75 to 150 knots. Rotor on and off and propeller powered and off configurations were investigated. The characteristics of the V-tab horizontal tail and its downwash field were studied. Lift interference between fixed wing and rotor and possible means of drag reduction were considered.
Date: May 17, 1956
Creator: Hickey, David H
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A method for estimating the rolling moments caused by wing-tail interference for missiles at supersonic speeds

Description: A method is presented for estimating the rolling moments caused by wing-tail interference for missiles composed of wing-tail-body combination. The considerations involved in determining the structure of the downwash field behind lifting cruciform wing-body combinations and the rolling moment on cruciform wings of various plan forms induced by an infinite line vortex are discussed in detail. Computations of induced rolling moments for several missile designs are compared with experimental results.
Date: November 12, 1953
Creator: Edwards, Sherman & Hikido, Katsumi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance and component frontal areas of a hypothetical two-spool turbojet engine for three modes of operation

Description: Engine performance is better for constant outer-spool mechanical-speed operation than for constant inner-spool mechanical-speed operation over most of the flight range considered. Combustor and afterburner frontal areas are about the same for the two modes. Engine performance for a mode characterized by a constant outer-spool equivalent speed over part of the flight range and a constant outer-spool mechanical speed over the rest of the flight range is better that that for constant outer-spool mechanical speed operation. The former mode requires larger outer-spool centrifugal stresses and larger component frontal areas.
Date: December 19, 1955
Creator: Dugan, James F , Jr
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance and operational characteristics of a python turbine-propeller engine at simulated altitude conditions / Carl L. Meyer and Lavern A. Johnson

Description: The performance and operational characteristics of a Python turbine-propeller engine were investigated at simulated altitude conditions in the NACA Lewis altitude wind tunnel. In the performance phase, data were obtained over a range of engine speeds and exhaust nozzle areas at altitudes from 10,000 to 40,000 feet at a single cowl-inlet ram pressure ratio; independent control of engine speed and fuel flow was used to obtain a range of powers at each engine speed. Engine performance data obtained at a given altitude could not be used to predict performance accurately at other altitudes by use of the standard air pressure and temperature generalizing factors. At a given engine speed and turbine-inlet total temperature, a greater portion of the total available energy was converted to propulsive power as the altitude increased.
Date: February 6, 1952
Creator: Meyer, Carl L & Johnson, Lavern A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department